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The perception of Richmond as a wealthy borough masks high levels of need and disadvantage, as highlighted in the publication On The Edge, independent research carried out by Rocket Science.
This is a great opportunity for those who are keen to play a key role in supporting local communities and people in need in the Hampton area, Teddington, Twickenham and Whitton.
Hampton Fund provides grants to local voluntary sector organisations to support people in need; and supports families and individuals on low income with fuel grants and essential household items.
We wish to appoint new Trustees who will have the enthusiasm, time and commitment to contribute to the work of the charity. You will be involved in making decisions on a wide range of issues, influencing the development of our work and bringing change. It is expected that Trustees will live or work in our area of benefit.
We are especially keen to recruit people with different life experiences, different ages and from different ethnic backgrounds.
For further information and how to apply, please refer to our Trustee Information Pack below.
Closing Date: Monday 5 October 2020
Download: Trustee Information Pack
The application period for September fuel grants has now closed. We are now accepting fuel grant applications for our Individual Grants Panel Meeting in November 2020. The deadline date for applications is Friday 23rd October 2020.
We are pleased to report that Trustees awarded 21 community grants to the value of £403,300 on 30 June 2020. This means a total spend of £1,130,550 - 73 grants, during our financial year ended 30 June 2020.
The Vineyard Community Centre provides a range of services for people who are homeless, in crisis, or disadvantaged, helping them to feel that they are part of our local community. Our £23,000 grant will pay towards the post of Head of Care Services.
The Trustees were pleased to award a grant of £10,000 to ADHD Richmond & Kingston for the first time. This will enable the charity to employ its first member of staff – the post of Operations Manager (2 days a week), with match funding from RPLC. The newly registered charity will support parents, carers and professionals working with children and young people with ADHD, or those suspected of having ADHD.
Twickenham Sea Cadets received £5,000 towards the costs of rebuilding the slipway to improve access to the river, enabling a wider range of activities.
Richmond Users Independent Living Scheme (RUILS) received £30,000 towards the salary costs of the SEND Advisor, supporting up to 95 children and families in our area of benefit. This is in addition to £28,000 awarded earlier this year towards employing two Family Matters parent support workers, who will help 130 families in our area. RUILS is a user-led charity supporting people with disabilities/additional needs to live independently; and provides a range of services and activities to achieve that aim.
MTV Youth Hampton. A grant of £24,000 will pay towards running costs and the salary and associated costs of the part-time Lead Youth Worker.
It is worth mentioning that many of the charities we fund have had to adapt services due to Covid-19.
At our last meeting in July 2020 Hampton Fund helped 113 families and single people on low income with the cost of their gas and electricity bills. In the past year as a whole, 1591 fuel grants have been awarded with a total value of £767,500.
The wellbeing of our staff and duty of care to our beneficiaries is of paramount importance to Hampton Fund. In view of the current exceptional circumstances, the office will be closed to the public until further notice. Individual applications can be sent by post as normal or individually posted through the letter box at the bottom of the front door of our office. For those who are elderly and vulnerable, we will be accepting telephone applications and will be working with our community partners to disseminate this information.
Community Grant Holders
We acknowledge that services/activities funded by Hampton Fund will be affected by COVID-19 and we will be reasonable, supportive and flexible in our partnership approach to any delay or changes to agreed outcomes.
If you are thinking of changing fuel suppliers and would like to benefit from our fuel grants please contact us before switching over. This is because we are unable to work with all the suppliers in the market. Currently we only work with the following companies: British Gas, EDF, EON, Npower, Scottish Power, SSE (Southern Electric) and Utility Warehouse. If you would like to know more, please call us on: 020 8941 7866.